Anyway, this campground runs about half a mile along the river and we are in the last sites but two. It is slightly uphill to the entrance registration shack. Then the road doubles back, steeply uphill to the highway. Then you follow the highway, very steeply uphill about a half mile to the center. We whined to the ranger overseeing the center and she was very sympathetic to our aches and pains.
The center includes displays about the Corps of Discovery, the nearby Gavins Point Dam, and local wildlife. One particularly interesting display was the original speech Lewis had given to the native Americans at this site, but had been lost from 1804 to 2003 when a family turned it in to the Oklahoma Historical society and it was returned to this area. Another display is of 1950s fallout shelter items because there was a large shelter under the dam and the Corps of Engineers was in charge of much of the Civil Defense material.